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Patisserie Ann Marie, Ramsden Road, Balham

July 6, 2007

Visited: Monday 25th June 2007

Despite it’s name Ann Marie is as much caff as patisserie, supplying the full range of breakfasts.

Interior: Obvious efforts have been made with Paris-related posters and framed pictures on the wall. However, and this is no criticism, the tables, chairs and counter are cafe-standards. The charm of the place is provided more by details such as the display of tartlets, the terrace onto the street and polite welcome (most unparisian).

Food: I had a veggie breakfast that was a little disappointing. The eggs were fine and the mushrooms delicious, but the hash brown inedible. It’s a shame, as both hash browns and veggie sausage looked to be made from scratch rather than taken from the freezer, but they had been cooked in old oil which gave them a distinctly sour taste. I also thought that it would have been a nice gesture not to charge me for an additional cup of tea. However, it was a nice quiet spot and a most welcome breakfast.